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by jeepnik
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citori Hunter – Before & After Stock Refinish
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Citori Hunter – Before & After Stock Refinish

Let me know how you decide to proceed. I love my Citori 20 ga, except for the stock finish.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 550

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Yea sometimes it can't be avoided. This one it was me or it.
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by jeepnik
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns
Replies: 31
Views: 550

Re: Rattlesnakes and pellet guns

Always wanted to ry this, but I generally leave snakes of all varieties alone. They do good work.
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by jeepnik
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug Out Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Bug Out Bags

As to what's in the bag. A change of suitable clothes and several additional pairs of sox (hey if you got to walk clean clothes aren't necessary, but clean sox are. Top quality boots (my work boots are good for working, but I'll be darned is I'm going to walk for days in steel toed boots). Good jack...
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug Out Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Bug Out Bags

The mention of get home bags has me mentioning that I had one in my my vehicles long before it became fashionable. Spending most of my work day some distance from home caused me to prepare fairly substantial bags (large duffle). I frequently spent days when I wasn't within a tankful of gas distance ...
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Since Blaine posted about his daughter and her new business venture ...

Nice place. I hope they have all of the proper insurances. There's an Air B&B down the street. It's been trashed twice. The first time the owner didn't recover a dime as the renters were foreign nationals. His insurance didn't come close to covering the repair costs and lost of income. The second ti...
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bug Out Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 567

Re: Bug Out Bags

Yep I too have bug in stuff. I’m on the coast. I’d have to go a long way to be out of a metropolitan area. So, stay put until the initial insanity is over. Then if necessary load up my jeep or boat and go. The thing to remember is this. Disasters are relatively short lived and they generally involve...
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Denver giving out bug-out bags...???
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Denver giving out bug-out bags...???

About as concerning as December 31, 1999. Or 2012, or any of the other end of the world dates the "experts" have predicted that came to naught. I suspect we will go out with a very small whimper over a very long time rather than a big spectacular bang.
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 10, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye Issues, Hear Comes 60! (Red Dots?)
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Eye Issues, Hear Comes 60! (Red Dots?)

Pretty much everything I’ve got that can have optics has them. Kids gave me grief. But that stopped when I started to out shoot them again.
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye sight going bad.
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Eye sight going bad.

Prayers up Airedale.
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 09, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why the Republican Party sucks
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Why the Republican Party sucks

The Constitution does not set up a two party system. In fact, we can have as many political parties as we want. What makes it a two party system is that most folks belong to one of the two parties. Now interestingly, my state now has a one party system< for all intents and purposes. They passed a la...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yellowstone Kelly
Replies: 19
Views: 1290

Re: Yellowstone Kelly

The cover art looks a lot like Powers Booth as Curly Bill Brocius in one of the "Earp" movies.
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shotguns for Home Defense
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: Shotguns for Home Defense

Too much TV Doc. Not enough real world experience. It’s amazing what damage some folks can take and continue to function. For others a splinter requires an ER visit. Most of us are somewhere in between.
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dot on 1895
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Red dot on 1895

Tried to co witness years ago. As mentioned it won’t work. So I sighted the ghost ring (found mounting it backwards worked bet with the C-More holo sight I installed. I now have a scope but change back and forth. Yea, I know I should re-sight but honestly they are amazingly close when I put one or t...
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Love them 'smart' meters, and 'smart' everythings...
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Love them 'smart' meters, and 'smart' everythings...

Utilities are basically legal monopolies. Perhaps it’s time to get a class action suit going for their failure to supply the service uninterrupted by foreseeable causes. Not having maintained and expanded the infrastructure and the results was foreseeable.
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: So I Guess I'm A Fool
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: So I Guess I'm A Fool

I was a freeloader. The government paid a darned good hunk of my BS in chemistry. Oh wait, I recall one late morning in particular that in less than ten minutes I earned every penny of my GI Bill educational benefits. Sad thing is that for my boys, who did three tours each in Marine infantry, they h...
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revolver v. 1911
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Revolver v. 1911

I like the Commander and Officer size 1911’s. When I get too old to carry my full size 1911’s. I’ll switch to one of those. At 69 I haven’t hit that point yet. I will admit to not carrying my Para 1911. It’s not the weight, I just don’t like the feel of those fatter ones.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 30, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: INCIDENT AT THE CHURCH
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: INCIDENT AT THE CHURCH

I need a bumper sticker that says “don’t mess with the mommy”

Years ago when my eldest was in his stroller a guy made a grab for him. Two results. One he suffered immediate and severe testicular pain. Second she has carried every day since.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australia is so full of contradictions...
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Australia is so full of contradictions...

I remember when BBC had a reputation for factual reporting. In the 70’s I was stationed in Spain. Your choices for news were Armed Forces Radio (highly censored by the USAF). Spanish radio & television (even more highly censored by the Franco government). And BBC radio. As I said the BBC had a reput...
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One noisy woodpecker
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: One noisy woodpecker

On a couple of youtube channels I watch they refer to the Utah Diamond Billed Rock Pecker to explain the holes in the sided of the rocks. Believe it or not this isn't the Utah state bird although severl groups are working towards that end. :roll:
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Battery could be big deal....
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: New Battery could be big deal....

Sounds wonderful. Now dispose of them. Aluminum is showing up in drinking water in every industrialized nation. Sulfur is available because it is a byproduct of oil refining. What’s your source as that winds down. And, you still need sunlight or wind and thet aren’t reliable. As I stated before the ...
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 26, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

I’ve mentioned before that I am confused. On the one hand we hear that black bears are cowardly. On the other folks say you are more likely to be attacked by a black bear than a grizzly. And if killed the black bear will eat you while a grizzly won’t. Then I read about some fool in Alaska living wit...
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify these stocks?
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: Can anyone identify these stocks?

Mahogony?
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: am I the only have dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: am I the only have dreams

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by jeepnik
Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: .40 "Slow & Weak" For The Win Against 400lb Bear

I’m confused. I just read that black bears are just curious critters that rarely attack people. Elsewhere, I read that black bears are not only more likely ti attack humans than others. And then more likely to eat the victim. One or the other is wrong. Then of course folks advocate having a dog for ...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It has begun!
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: It has begun!

If he's been around that long I'd bet he's learned a thing or two. Likely he won't use that same bed once it gets close to hunting season. The survivors don't tend to be predictable.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Just a punch.....his only weapon was a fist ...
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Just a punch.....his only weapon was a fist ...

I’m rather stern on my views of crime and punishment. Life in prison for a totally unprovoked attack.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Predator hunting.
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Predator hunting.

We have a growing population of red fox in my area. They started as a single group in a local park. Can’t hunt or trap them there. They have grown in numbers and are competing with the coyotes. In my immediate area I have seriously reduced the coyote population. The foxes have shown up. I haven’t tr...
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I took a bath today....
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: I took a bath today....

I hope you used both primer and adhesive on your joints. All to often folks rely on the adhesives that state they don’t need primer. Only to learn later there really meant for sprinkler systems not anything subjected to much pressure. I would have used schedule 80 pvc instead of 40. That’s a persona...
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excessively Tacticool.....but looks fun anyway.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Excessively Tacticool.....but looks fun anyway.

You can tell by the comments he’s an AR guy through and through. Probably never actually had to rely on one.
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excessively Tacticool.....but looks fun anyway.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Excessively Tacticool.....but looks fun anyway.

He fails to make one point. You only need one round in the A zone to accomplish the goal with the 45-70. If you need two in the chest and one in the head, you are dealing with a T-Rex.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Griner sentenced to 9 years
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Griner sentenced to 9 years

Years ago they did a movie “Midnight Express”. Guy tries to smuggle hashish out of Turkey. Gets caught and sent to prison. The movie makes him out to bet the victim. He murders a guard to escape. The US should have sent him back.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: One way to pay for a 3-D Printer...

I wonder if they take zip guns?
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another new knife.
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Another new knife.

I’m surprised the UK hasn’t outlawed martial arts training. Or, ban folks with prior military service from living or visiting there.
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rabbit load.
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: Rabbit load.

Drawdown wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:46 pm
Oh OK, I see. I've never tried that, loading a bullet backwards!
What, you never loaded HBWC’s backwards for a .38 spl defense load? It’s all I use for my 2” revolvers.

Even with today’s magic bullets I don’t think there’s a better load for snubbies.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?
Replies: 38
Views: 913

Re: Which of your guns would you take to Africa?

Since this is a levergun forum and I don’t have any magnum bolt guns or double rifles I’ll go with…

1885 GS with some Garrett of Buffalo Bore for the large and dangerous stuff. And Savage 99 in 7mm08 for plains game.

.45 Colt Blackhawk for backup with some heavy for caliber hard cast LWFN bullets.
by jeepnik
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sun is really little, and close....
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: The Sun is really little, and close....

Years ago there was a comedian by the name of Jose Jimenez. One of the routines was about launching an expedition to the sun. When asked what they were gonna do about the sun's heat, he said they were going to go at night. That was oart of his astronaut shtick. I remember watching it on Ed Sullivan.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....

My philosophy on traveling any distance, especially under adverse social conditions it spelled out in my sig line.

I was 18 when a very old sgt (maybe 24) taught it to me. By the way age has nothing to do with years. Those that understand know what I’m talking about.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ALWAYS be vigilant
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: ALWAYS be vigilant

Darwin in action. She was dumb enough to keep food in her tent. Even though she moved it the scent was already there. What outdoors person doesn’t know you never, ever keep food in your tent?
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Backpacking - backpack guns, that is....

Before I retired I frequently drove up to a couple of hundred miles each way to reach customers. My biggest concern was getting home after a natural disaster(earth quake, flood or fire) or civil unrest. The thing to remember is that both natural disasters and unrest are highly localized. But the old...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "As You Get Older..."
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: "As You Get Older..."

Yep, too old to fight or run. But a 1911 in a cross draw OWB make me feel all warm and fuzzy. If you can lift your arm you are never too old to fight. :) I am sure you have read of Plains Indians who when they were old, staked themselves out for one last chance with their enemies. I love the scene ...
by jeepnik
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "As You Get Older..."
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: "As You Get Older..."

Yep, too old to fight or run. But a 1911 in a cross draw OWB make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice on the three most useful knots
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Nice on the three most useful knots

Useful, but not the end all be all of knots. You'd be amazed at what a simple clove hitch or half hitch can do. And as to the line from tree to tree, he could have just tied a bowline on a bight and a trucker's hitch. But why do thing simple when you can make it complicated and impress the unknowled...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: DOGS - The Unfriendly Kind

Many moons ago a high school friend called and invited me to go "dog" hunting. No since his marrige was in shambles I figured this was code for let's go get drunk so I can vent. Turns out that was part of it but he was serious. He was working as an RN in a VA facility and one of the patients was a c...
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pellet gun shooting.
Replies: 26
Views: 915

Re: Pellet gun shooting.

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:27 pm
I got to shoot one of those a couple of months ago. You talk about something pasting a great big watermelon smile on your face! :lol:
Needs a bigger mag. Something along the fifty bb mark. On full auto it’s over to quick. But it turns a two liter bottle into a sieve.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trigger control
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Trigger control

Guy in the center looks like Powers Booth in one of the Earp movies from a few years ago.
by jeepnik
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pellet gun shooting.
Replies: 26
Views: 915

Re: Pellet gun shooting.

Pellet guns are fun. But this is funner!
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Full auto funner!!
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early Morning Visitors
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Early Morning Visitors

When I was a mid some of the dry cows got through a fence onto another’s pasture. Owner of that property was new and had a fit. He wanted to be paid for the damage. Previous owners had a verbal agreement that allowed both to use the others pasture. Neither dairy farmer had many dry cows at any given...
by jeepnik
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Assassin's Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 724

Re: Japanese Assassin's Gun

kaschi wrote:
Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:13 pm
That settles it, Japan needs to ban black electrical tape!
Nope, just batteries or electricity in general. Yep kill the entire electrical grid and ship all those assault batteries to china.
by jeepnik
Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japanese Assassin's Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 724

Re: Japanese Assassin's Gun

Zip guns are as old as firearms. Maybe the first firearms.

Ten minutes in Home Depot and a couple of hours work with everyday hand tools could result in a multi shot easily concealed weapon. No gun powder required.